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Meet Naushad: Computer Facilitator and much more!

A few years ago, Mohammed Naushad, who was working with an NGO in Madanpur Khadar, met ETASHA’s Community Mobilisers as they went about convincing youth of the value of Vocational Training. His interest was quickly aroused, and soon after, he began working with ETASHA. For the last two and a half years, he has been […]

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Meet Rajiv Maurya: ETASHA trainee and avid learner

When I sat down to interview four young ETASHA trainees, they were understandably apprehensive, not knowing what to expect. When I asked them who would like to be interviewed first, three of them remained silent, looking down. The remaining student looked at me directly and said “I will,” and offered to respond in English to […]

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Can you feel sLOVEnia?

There are a lot of rumours and wild stories circling around the office regarding the birthplace of one of your new volunteers and one can only assume, that the revelation of the picture of young Bruce Lee added to the mystery of this place far away, called Slovenia. In order to avoid misinterpretation of some […]

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Family visit in Madanpur Khadar

Third week –  we could do loads of interviews and already edited. After creating a schedule for our work we started shooting on the first Saturday of our stay. We followed a class of students having Interviews with a Spa Company, they were all really nervous but did a great job. Through the next week we will […]

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Meet Adiba Ali: Facilitator

Ever since she initially began studying psychology as a major, Adiba Ali always wanted an outlet that would allow her to use the principles she had learned and actually put them into practice. ETASHA provided the medium for her to apply her knowledge in a constructive manner. Therefore, she joined the organization as a facilitator […]

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From Munich to Delhi

After a 7 hour flight from Munich, I finally arrived in Delhi – 6 month before, I applied for a volontary service in India at a German Organisation called ASA, they offer young europeans to volunteer in different projects all around the world. Fortunately they decided to get me in! My name is Annika Cichos and […]

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Bruce Lee, Buddha and Chapatti by Urban Presker

Since I was a young boy, I was always fascinated with the Asian continent. My obsession was fueled by the kung fu movies which I used to watch on pirated VHS tapes. My childhood admiration of Bruce Lee and Ninjas slowly transcended into a more general interest about Asian philosophies, from Taoism to Buddhism and […]

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Meet Mini Bhargava: Placement Coordinator and Logistic Specialist

As ETASHA has grown rapidly over the last couple of years, many of its staff joined fairly recently. Mini Bhargava, however, has worked as a placement coordinator and facilitator for almost seven years, making her one of the few people that have been involved in ETASHA since its inception. She explained, “A few years ago, Meenakshi […]

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Meet Niraj Singh Kawat: ETASHA trainee and singer

His friends and facilitators all told me that Niraj Singh Kawat, age 13, was an exceptional singer. However, when I asked him if he would like to sing during the interview, he shook his head. Only after a few minutes of coaxing and cajoling did he finally relent, performing an amazing rendition of the song […]

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So Long, Farewell, Auf Weidersehen Goodbyeeeeeee…….

So long, Farewell……. 29th May was the last day of our Employability Enhancement and Communication Skills Programme at ITI Sirifort……..farewells have always been difficult for me….even until today today a momentary feeling always crosses my mind, “God! Hope I have fever so that I don’t have to face it”….. whether it was my school farewell […]

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